Beaches and Lakes
Middle Saranac Lake Beach
Located across from the Ampersand Mountain trailhead on Route 3, the approximately 1.2-mile (round trip) trail to Middle Saranac Lake Beach brings you to a long sandy beach. The part of the lake that’s alongside the beach is shallow with a sandy bottom—perfect for getting in the water for a swim!
Located on Big Tupper Lake, the Bluffs offer a sense of adventure for daring swimmers. The large rocks on the lake provide a jumping opportunity ranging from less than 15 feet to 30 feet high into approximately 40 feet of water. Remember, please use extreme caution when considering cliff jumping.
Accessed only by boat, Bluff Island, located on Lower Saranac Lake, features a 60-foot cliff and several large rocks near the water that are great for swimming. If you make it to the top of the cliff, enjoy views of surrounding mountains, but be sure to use caution when hiking near high and steep surfaces. On the lower rocks, bring a picnic or lay in the sun before cooling off in the water.
Chazy Lake Beach
Located at the foot of Lyon, Johnson, and Ellenburg Mountains, Chazy Lake Beach in Dannemora offers spectacular views while you swim. After a swim, lay in the sun on the sandy beach or enjoy lunch at a lakeside picnic table.